Arjan S Bajwa (born 3 September 1979), is an Indian film actor known for his work in Hindi and Telugu cinema. Arjan initially started off with Telugu films, breaking the usual norm of being the first North Indian actor to have played leading roles in 8 films out of which 5 were successful. He then made his debut in Bollywood with director Mani Ratnam‘s critically acclaimed film, Guru, playing the antagonist opposite Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. Subsequently, he played the male lead in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion with Priyanka Chopra. The film won him the Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance while Fashion won several awards such as Filmfare, IIFA, Star Screen and Stardust Awards along with two National Awards. Bajwa also starred in the Telugu movie King along with Nagarjuna Akkineni and Trisha. He then appeared in another Telugu film Arundhati starring Anushka Shetty and Sonu Sood, which became the highest grossing Telugu film at its time of release.
He then appeared in Ajay Devgn‘s comedy film Son of Sardaar, where he was paired with Sonakshi Sinha. He also acted in Crook (2010) with Emraan Hashmi and Bobby Jasoos (2014) with Vidya Balan. He has appeared in the film Rustom starring Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta which was released in August 2016.
In addition to acting, he has hosted the Filmfare Awards (South) in the year 2007, the International Film Festival of India Goa closing ceremony in 2010 and 2014 and the Kabaddi World Cup opening ceremony in Jalandher. Bajwa also hosted the PTC Punjabi Film Awards in 2014 and 2016.
Born in New Delhi, Bajwa’s father Swinderjeet Singh Bajwa was a former deputy Mayor of New Delhi from the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP). Bajwa holds a degree in architecture from Delhi and is a black belt in Taekwondo.
Before entering films Bajwa was a successful model having walked the ramp for several big fashion designers. His breakthrough on television started off with several commercials for brands like Lux, Veet, Fiat Palio, Godrej AC etc. These advertisements featured him alongside with some of the most prominent actresses of Bollywood such as Aishwariya Rai, Katrina Kaif and Preity Zinta.
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